DepEd’s Undersecretary Tonisito Umali continues to promote Artkipelago


Due to a recent partnership between DepEd and Artkipelago, USEC. Tonisito Umali continues to promote Artkelago’s programs to all regional directors, superintendents, and special program in the arts (SPA) teachers.

November 24 to November 26, 2021 — The 2021 Sining Pangkabuhayan para sa Kabataan (SPK) was virtually performed by the Department of Education (DepEd) in collaboration with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA). The SPK 2021 highlighted skills, talents, arts and crafts, as well as programs for students and teachers to improve arts and culture.

The said event showcased exhibits from different regional schools in the Philippines, simultaneous workshops, speeches from inspirational speakers, as well as an awarding ceremony.

One of the highlights of the event was the "Music Business 101" class, led by Ms. Twinky Lagdameo, President and Founder of Artkipelago. And in addition to her repertoire, she along with Philippine National Artist for Music Ryan Cayabyab and businessman Julio D. Sy, Jr., co-founded the famous Elements Music Camp. She is also a member of the Creative Industries Philippines, which represents the music business, as a co-founder. Twinky, who has always been an advocate for artists, is dedicated to the development and discovery of new talent and music. This was just one of the courses held during the 2021 SPK. The class was centered on the music industry, its processes, and its significance in the creative industry.

According to Artkipelago, one of their main goals is to strengthen the Philippine creative economy by having opportunities be made available to all aspiring artists and creatives, regardless of their location or financial resources. They especially want the younger generation to be able to explore and perfect their creative gifts. And with the cooperation of the Deped, the students would hopefully perceive these avenues as a great path to a professional future.

What is Artkipelago? Artkipelago is an online educational platform for creatives of all skill levels where they can find a variety of courses, webinars, and workshops taught by industry experts with a track record of accomplishment. Artkipelago was founded by music expert Twinky Lagdamaeo, software developer and live event organizer Jay Adlao Block, music executive Ian Monsod and composer Gina Tabuena-Godinez

They have very well-known, high-caliber, mentors such as product design leader Dino Ignacio, Grammy-nominated producer/composer Lugo Gonzalez, music data insights manager Jason Joven, singer/songwriter Nyoy Volante, content creator Jako De Leon, music manager Geoff Langston, singer/songwriter/producer Jay Durias, and many more. They offer a wild array of courses that covers content creation, film, music, performing arts, and a whole lot more.

According to their feature in, The platform's opportunities and classes assist creatives in completely understanding their strengths and the industries in which they want to work. Artkipelago offers the basis for students to create a professional network in addition to giving next-level educational choices to Filipino creatives. It's a comprehensive program that prepares students for a rewarding career in the creative business. The long-term purpose of Artkipelago is to rehabilitate the Philippine creative economy, which has been one of the hardest damaged industries since the pandemic began. They also intend to collaborate with the E. They hope to provide materials to interested creatives as well as cooperate with the E. Scholarships and learning opportunities for worthy students will be provided by the Zobel Foundation.

The overall mission and vision of Artkipelago, and their recent collaboration with the DepEd for the 2021 Sining Pangkabuhayan para sa Kabataan (SPK), led USEC. Tonisito Umali to continue partnering with Artkipelago. His office has released a memorandum to further promote Artkelago’s programs to all regional directors, superintendents, and special program in the arts (SPA) teachers for them to also share the said programs to their students and to all kinds of learners.

To learn more about Artkipelago, their courses and programs, as well as the list of mentors they have on their roster, simply go to .